Thirty percent of yearly food waste on UK farms is cereals, with a value of £26m for wheat alone, according to data collected in 2017 by the charity WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme). This, coupled with unexpected events such as extreme winter flooding and the coronavirus pandemic that lead to panic buying of £1billion worth of food in just three weeks, means it has never been more important to ensure flexibility and security of our food supply systems
Instant access to large volumes of information has ironically made grain marketing decision making harder and farmers are none the wiser as to what they should be doing, but there is now a solution.
Frontier Agriculture is now issuing an audio version of its weekly market round-up, Frontrunner, which provides insight and market updates from the company’s grain trading, seed and fertiliser teams.
Grain market disruptors CRM AgriCommodities are responding to industry demand, launching a new Grain Trading Academy for farmers looking to understand how they can manage growing price volatility. This include three further grain marketing courses in April, including the first in Scotland, as demand for demystify grain marketing and creating more transparency continues to grow.